The Aluminum Overcast, a B-17G-105-VE, is one of only a few surviving Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses in existence. It is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and tours the United States and Canada offering flight experiences. Although never amassing a combat record, and barely escaping the fate of many aircraft that were scrapped after World War II, the Aluminum Overcast has become one of the most recognizable examples of the type, due to its extensive touring schedule with over one million flight miles accumulated. The painstaking overhaul and restoration of the airframe took more than 10 years and thousands of hours by dedicated staff and volunteers at EAA Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headquarters. Through its association as the "flagship" of the EAA, the aircraft has become a living reminder of World War II aviation for many years to come. The airplane proudly carries the colors of the 398th Bomb Group of World War II, which flew hundreds of missions over Nazi-held territory during the war and commemorates a B-17G shot down over France in 1944. -Wikki
This image was made at Centennial Airport in Colorado during the Wings Over the Rockies during the Aluminum Overcast Fly-In. Copyright 2014 Jon Burch Photography.
June 24th, 2014
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